Death Row Records
|Death Row Records|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Location||8200 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.|
Death Row Records is an American record label. It was founded in 1991 by Tracy "The D.O.C." Lynn Curry, Andre "Dr. Dre" Young, Suge Knight and Richard Gilbert "Dick" Griffey. Artists including Snoop Doggy Dogg, Nate Dogg, Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, The Lady of Rage, RBX and Michel'le agreed to join the label, following with the label's biggest star Tupac Shakur. The label declined when Shakur was killed in September 1996, Knight was charged with parole violation the following year, and when Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg, and many others left the label. The company filed for bankruptcy in 2006, and was sold to the MNRK Music Group (formally eOne Music).
Snoop Dogg later purchased the rights to the trademark and music of Death Row Records in 2022. He intends to revive the record label, which is currently active as an NFT label since.
Notable artists[change | change source]
Current artists[change | change source]
under the label
Former artists[change | change source]
under the label
|CPO Boss Hogg||1992–1996||–|
|Tha Dogg Pound||1992-1996||1|
|The Lady of Rage||1992–1999||1|
|Lil' Bow Wow||1993-1994||–|
|Tupac Shakur/2Pac||1995–1996||7 (6 posthumous albums)|
|Prince Ital Joe||1995–1998||–|
|YGD Tha Top Dogg||1997–1999||–|
Albums[change | change source]
- Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
- Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle (1993)
- Various artists - Above the Rim soundtrack (1994)
- Various artists - Murder Was the Case soundtrack (1994)
- Tha Dogg Pound - Dogg Food (1995)
- 2Pac - All Eyez on Me (1996)
- Makaveli - The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (1996)
- Snoop Doggy Dogg - Tha Doggfather (1996)
- Various artists - Death Row Greatest Hits (1996)
- Various artists - Christmas on Death Row (1996)
- Nate Dogg - G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 (1997) (shelved)
- Various artists - Gridlock'd soundtrack (1997)
- The Lady of Rage - Necessary Roughness (1997)
- Various artists - Gang Related (1997)
- Daz Dillinger - Retaliation, Revenge and Get Back (1998)
- Michel'le - Hung Jury (1998)
- 2Pac - Greatest Hits (1998)
- Various artists - Suge Knight Represents: Chronic 2000 (1999)
- 2Pac + Outlawz - Still I Rise (1999)
- Various artists - Too Gangsta for Radio (2000)
- Snoop Dogg - Dead Man Walkin' (2000)
- 2Pac - Until the End of Time (2001)
- Tha Dogg Pound - 2002 (2001)
- Snoop Doggy Dogg - Death Row's Snoop Doggy Dogg Greatest Hits (2001)
- Mark Morrison - Innocent Man (2002) (Death Row UK; shelved)
- N.I.N.A. - New Identity Non Apllicable (2002) (shelved)
- 2Pac - Better Dayz (2002)
- Various artists - Dysfunktional Family soundtrack (2003)
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Death Row Records Co-Founder Involved In Fatal Hit-And-Run". NPR. Associated Press. January 30, 2015. Archived from the original on April 7, 2020. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
It was founded by Tracy "The D.O.C." Lynn Curry, Andre "Dr. Dre" Young, Knight and Richard Gilbert "Dick" Griffey.
- ↑ Westhoff, Ben (September 6, 2016). "Straight Outta Dallas: How Texas Artist D.O.C. Helped Jump-Start Death Row Records". Dallas Observer. Archived from the original on July 29, 2020. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
- ↑ "SNOOP DOGG, RELEASES LATEST ALBUM, B.O.D.R. (BACC ON DEATH ROW) OUT TODAY". snoopdogg.com.
- ↑ "IRS Raps Death Row Headquarters". January 6, 2005. Archived from the original on November 1, 2021. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
- ↑ Jake Paine (September 5, 2011). "YGD Top Dogg Recalls Controversies While At Death Row Records, New Album". Archived from the original on October 1, 2019. Retrieved October 1, 2019.